Veteran Broadway Designers Honored With 2016 TDF/Irene Sharaff Awards

News   Veteran Broadway Designers Honored With 2016 TDF/Irene Sharaff Awards Michael Yeargan and Susan Tsu among the winners.
Michael Yeargan
Michael Yeargan

Michael Yeargan, two-time Tony Award-winning designer who has created scenic and costume designs for dozens of Broadway shows including the current Fiddler on the Roof and The King and I, will be honored at the 2015 TDF/Irene Sharaff Awards, which will be presented May 20 at 6:30 PM at the Edison Ballroom. The awards pay tribute to the art of theatrical costume design.

Yeargan was selected to receive the 2016Robert L.B. Tobin Award for Sustained Excellence in Theatrical Design. His other works included his two Tony-winning shows, The Light in the Piazza and South Pacific. He's also co-chair of the Design Department of the Yale School of Drama

Susan Tsu was selected to receive the 2016 TDF/Irene Sharaff Lifetime Achievement Award for a body of work that includes four decades of theatre, opera and television costumes, including the design for the original Off-Broadway production of Godspell.

In addition, Suttirat Larlarb (currently represented on Broadway with Waitress and Finding Neverland) will receive the TDF/Irene Sharaff Young Master Award, and authors and designers Liz Covey and the late Rosemary Ingham will receive the TDF/Irene Sharaff Artisan Award.

The May 20 ceremony will include a special memorial tribute to legendary costume and scenic designer Dorothy Jeakins, with a screening of an original 15-minute film on her life, created by designer Suzy Benzinger.

Founded in 1993, the awards honor legendary designer Irene Sharaff, who designed numerous Broadway productions, including the original stagings of Lady in the Dark, West Side Story, The King and I, Juno, Sweet Charity, Funny Girl, Candide and Jerome Robbins' Broadway.

For further information visit TDF.org.

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